This week in government

January 23, 2012

Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown Mayor and City Council (the Washington County Board of Education will not meet this week):


County Administration Building
100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, Jan. 24, noon


• noon: Volunteer Washington County presentation
• 12:20 p.m.: FFY 2008 interoperable emergency communications grants program revision
• 12:30 p.m.: Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services systems matching fund grant
• 12:40 p.m.: State of Maryland homeland security grant program
• 12:50 p.m.: Government finance officers association distinguished budget presentation award
• 1 p.m.: Proposed change order access improvement on east side park, Devil’s Backbone Park and dam
• 1:30 p.m.: Public hearing; easement priority ranking changes revision from Nov. 29, 2011
• 1:45 p.m.: Concept discussion; Hagerstown to Weverton rail to trail pedestrian/bike trail “The Civil War Trail”
• 2:10 p.m.: County transportation priorities submission to the Maryland Department of Transportation
• 2:40 p.m.: Closed session (to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, and/or performance evaluation of appointees, employees or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; to discuss other personnel matters that affect one or more specific individuals; and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice)
• 3:30 p.m.: Depart for City Hall, 1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown
• 4 p.m.: Joint meeting with the Mayor and City Council of Hagerstown
    (1) Closed session (to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto)
• 4:30 p.m.: Break
• 7 p.m.: Evening meeting with the Town of Williamsport at the Town Hall, 2 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport
• 7:05 p.m.: Commissioners’ reports and comments
• 7:20 p.m.: Other business
    (1) Appointments to County boards and commissions
    (2) County administrator’s comments
    (3) Reports from County staff
• 7:30 p.m.: Citizens participation
• 7:40 p.m.: Recognition of service, June Benchoff



• No meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24


City Hall, Council Chamber
1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 4 p.m.


• 4 p.m.: Executive session
    (1) To consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto, and to consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand or remain in the State
        — Property acquisition
• 5:30 p.m.: 61st special session
    (1) Introduction of an ordinance, establishing school zones
    (2) Introduction of an ordinance, authorizing a loan to finance the purchase of recycling totes
• 5:45 p.m.: Work session
    (1) Preliminary agenda review
    (2) Placement of statue of George Washington at the Washington County courthouse
    (3) Fairgrounds Softball Association, field lighting proposal
    (4) South Edgewood Drive at Howell Road traffic pattern
    (5) 2011 Hagerstown Ice & Sport Complex annual report
    (6) 2012 and 2013 pavement preservation program
• 7:45 p.m.:
    (1) City administrator’s comments
    (2) Mayor and council comments
• 8 p.m.: Adjourn
Arrangements can be made in advance for people with disabilities who want to attend any of these meetings. For the County Commissioners, call 240-313-2216 (Voice/TDD). For City Council, call Bruce Zimmerman at 301-797-6617 (Voice/TDD).

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